March 7, 2019

Inclusion and ELL

“Our pride stems from the fact that we are a country where everyone thrives equally regardless of their differences.” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum 

The school will provide a caring and supportive environment in which each pupil is valued. The intention is that each pupil should be able to access and derive benefit from the curriculum and educational programmes to realise his or her potential. Most pupils’ needs can be met in the mainstream classroom, but some pupil may need extra support, this will be written in their Individual Education Program (IEP) or an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).   

RPS is an inclusive school. Each application will be offered an opportunity to visit the school. This is in order to give the pupils a chance to live through an experience at RPS.  

Pupils who have been identified as Gifted and Talented will be identified through teacher observation and the school assessment framework. Individual education tracking will take place with the Head of Inclusion for ensuring enriched provision. This may take the form of extended classes and/ or enrichment booklets. However, in most cases this will be accommodated through high quality differentiation in the classroom.   

Provision is available for pupils with ELL and this will be discussed during the admissions process. Upon admissions ELL pupils will undergo the WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment) Online with the Head of Inclusion. This is to determine what level of English Language they are currently on and what they require to excel in the language.  

While support staff and programmes will be provided, all teachers will be expected to meet the learning needs of each individual in the classroom. This includes pupils of determination, Gifted and Talented and those to whom English is a second language- ELL pupils.